The High Criminal Court today sentenced four suspects to death after they were convicted of committing the terrorist explosion that killed one police officer and injured two others in Duraz area on June 18 last year, said Terror Crime Chief Prosecutor Ahmed Al Hammadi.
The suspects were charged with murder, illegal possession, handling and use of weapons and explosive device that claimed a human life and damaged public and private properties. They also received training on how to use weapons and explosives.
The court also ordered the suspects to collectively pay BD 1,000 fine in compensation for the damages caused by the blast and revoked their citizenship.
The terrorist blast took place in the Duraz area where the suspects conspired to kill police officers by targeting security vehicles with explosive devices.
The suspects monitored the movement of police vehicles and selected the exact location where they planted the explosive device. Two suspects planted the explosive device and went up the roof of a building in the vicinity to monitor the movement of police vehicles near the bomb location. They detonated the bomb when a police vehicle arrived, killing one police officer and critically injuring two others.
The blast also damaged public and private properties near the site. One of the suspects was apprehended and questioned by the Prosecution according to proper legal procedures.
The Prosecution built its case based on witness testimonies, technical evidence, forensic reports, photo imaging of the blast site, seized electronic devices and a detailed confession in which one suspect admitted having committed the incident along with the remaining suspects.
-Bahrain News Agency